Trump says EU is ‘taking advantage’ with $5bn Google fine

2018-07-20 11:31

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the European Union’s $5bn fine against Google in the latest trade-related salvo fired from the White House.

MTN said to mull West African unit sale in markets cull

2018-07-18 19:15

MTN’s sale of its Cyprus unit is just the start of a broader exit from small or problematic markets, with the Liberian unit leading a number of West African divisions being considered for disposal.

Uber CEO says company can do an IPO without being profitable

2018-07-17 20:47

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he doesn’t think his ride-hailing company needs to be profitable before a planned public offering in the second half of 2019.

Amazon suffers tech crashes and strikes during Prime Day bonanza

2018-07-17 10:36

Amazon.com has kicked off its big Prime Day sales promotion with technical glitches on its website and app, threatening its 36-hour sales extravaganza.

Bitcoin rises as biggest asset manager studies crypto technology

2018-07-16 15:12

Bitcoin has been headed for its largest increase in two weeks as BlackRock became the latest big name to signal an interest in the technology underpinning digital currencies.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lost 200 000 followers in fake-user purge

2018-07-13 10:47

Twitter's top executive didn’t slide by unscathed in the social-media site’s crackdown on fake followers.

Amazon has global aspirations for medical-supplies marketplace

2018-07-11 22:00

Amazon.com has global aspirations for its medical-supplies marketplace, highlighting the ecommerce giant’s sweeping ambitions to disrupt health care.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch Israeli spaceship to the moon

2018-07-11 15:51

State-run Israel Aerospace Industries and non-profit SpaceIL have announced plans to launch a lunar mission in December, putting Israel on track to become the fourth country to land on the moon.

Uber's HR head quits amid race allegations

2018-07-11 13:01

Uber’s head of human resources has resigned, becoming the latest high-profile executive to depart a ride-hailing giant only just emerging from a year of internal upheaval.

Microsoft debuts $399 Surface Go tablet, taking on cheaper iPads

2018-07-10 13:40

Microsoft is going for the low end of the personal computing market with a smaller, cheaper Surface Go tablet that takes on Apple’s cheapest iPads.

 

Clouds lift for SAP as it raises full-year forecasts

2018-07-19 20:33

German software firm SAP has raised its revenue forecasts for the full year, after sales of its cloud computing products and its bottom line swelled in the second quarter.

EU set to fine Google billions over Android - sources

2018-07-18 13:55

The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system, sources said, in a ruling that risks fresh tensions with Washington.

Uber is target of a US probe over gender discrimination

2018-07-17 16:17

Uber faces an ongoing gender-discrimination probe by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as new questions arise about the company’s corporate culture.

Airbnb faces ultimatum to comply with EU's consumer rules

2018-07-16 20:20

Airbnb has been warned by the European Union to expect a regulatory clampdown unless its terms and conditions and the way it presents holiday-home prices comply with EU standards.

Russia targeted by almost 25 million cyber-attacks during World Cup

2018-07-16 14:14

Russia has been the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

Uganda government reviewing controversial social-media taxes after outcry

2018-07-12 13:38

Uganda is reviewing a daily tax levied on users of social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as tariffs on mobile-money transactions.

Here is what $1.3bn can buy you in Zim’s telco industry

2018-07-11 21:30

Zimbabwe’s telecoms giant Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says it has spent more than $1.3bn since 1998 to build its telecoms empire, which has racked up billions in revenue.

INFOGRAPHIC: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries

2018-07-11 14:24

Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12 months, the results are in, and South Africa is not in the worst position.

Grab wants to build a Tencent-like super-app to rival Go-Jek

2018-07-10 21:30

Grab is opening its app to external developers and fellow startups, as the company that bought out Uber in Southeast Asia tries to build a WeChat-like super-app.

Tesla's Musk to visit Shanghai for event with government

2018-07-09 21:40

Tesla’s Elon Musk is due to be in Shanghai at an event with the government, according to people familiar with the plans.

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